Thorne Dreyer's guest is Suzanna Danuta Walters, author of "The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions Are Sabotaging Gay Equality." Walters has written and lectured extensively on sexuality, popular culture, and feminism and is currently the Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of several earlier books, including "All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America," and "Material Girls: Makiing Sense of Feminist Cultural Theory."
Michael Kimmel, author of "Angry White Men," wrote about "The Tolerance Trap": "While the mainstream LGBT movement is clamoring for acceptance and tolerance, Walters worries about the radical vision contained by gay liberation being diluted, minimized, transformed, perhaps even lost forever." And, according to playwright Eve Ensler, this book "rattles the cage of tolerance in pursuit of true gay liberation. For gays and straights alike, it challenges us to be more our quirky, original, sexual, gorgeous selves and to settle for nothing less than radical love and freedom."
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